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Notorious runaway robot that has escaped research lab twice has been arrested by police at political rally

A notorious runaway robot – that has escaped from its lab twice – has been arrested by police at a political rally. Promobot was supporting Russian Parliament candidate Valery Kalachev in Moscow when authorities attempted to handcuff it and take it away. It is believed that the arrest occurred after a member of public called police as Promobots were recording the opinions of voters on…

Father admits beating his 21-month-old daughter to death

A New York father has pleaded guilty to killing his toddler daughter, who was an eye cancer survivor, with a wooden baseball bat before burning her body and dumping her remains in an upstate waterway. Ryan Lawrence, 25, pleaded guilty Thursday to first-degree murder in a plea deal with Onondaga County prosecutors. Lawrence admitted beating to death his 21-month-old daughter Maddox outside Syracuse in February….

Pornhub and YouPorn adult websites blocked in Russia, as authorities tell citizens to ‘meet people in real life’

Pornhub and YouPorn, the biggest adult websites in the world, have been blocked in Russia. And things have become very odd. The site has been blocked by the Russian state watchdog Roskomnadzor, which is known in English as the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media. Among other things, that agency is in charge of monitoring the internet and blocking sites…

Police in Ohio shoot dead 13-year-old who pulled out replica gun

Police in Ohio have shot and killed a 13-year-old boy who drew a weapon that turned out to be a BB gun. It happened on Wednesday as they were investigating reports of an armed robbery in the state capital, Columbus. A police statement said when officers arrived on the scene they were told by the robbery victim that a group of people had approached him…

South Africa bans anti-gay US pastor

South Africa on Tuesday banned a Holocaust-denying, anti-gay American pastor from entering the country, after an outcry from rights groups over his characterisation of gays as “sodomites” and “paedophiles”. Steven Anderson, who in 2009 infamously prayed for US President Barack Obama’s death, had planned a “soul-winning” visit to South Africa at the weekend. But Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba declared the Christian preacher a “prohibited…

One-year-old girl dies after father left her in car for 5 hours

Malaysia: A one-year-old toddler died, believed due to suffocation, after she was left in the back seat of his father’s car for about five hours in Saleng here today. Kulai police chief Superintendent Razak Md Said said the girl’s father lodged a police report on the incident at 4.15pm. “According to the man, his wife had placed the girl in the back seat of his…

Everton donate £200K to five-year-old Sunderland fan battling cancer

Everton have pledged to donate £200, 000 pounds to five-year-old Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery in his battle against cancer, the Merseyside club said. Lowery was just two when he was first diagnosed with the life-threatening illness. His parents have launched a fundraising campaign for his treatment in the United States which would cost 700 000 pounds. “Everton Football Club has pledged a donation of 200…

Elderly Chicago Man Shot, Robbed While Watering His Lawn in Broad Daylight

Two men are still on the loose in Chicago today after robbing and shooting a senior citizen in broad daylight as the man was watering his front lawn. A recording of the incident caught by a neighbor’s security camera shows two men riding bicycles past 71-year-old Federico LaGuardia as he watered the lawn of his Marquette Park neighborhood home police said. Shortly after the men…

Man, 63, arrested after five-day-old baby ‘punched in supermarket’

A man is under arrest after allegedly punching a baby in a supermarket, police said. Elsie Rose, just five days old, was on her first outing with her parents, Amy Duckers and Lewis Temple, and her seven-year-old sister, Libby, when she was hit at the Tesco store in Baguley, Greater Manchester, on Monday. The baby, weighing 6lb 12oz, was taken to hospital and monitored overnight…

Man guilty of sexually abusing 21-month-old

Mother wakes up to find her ‘best friend’ in bed with her 21-month-old daughter with her nappy around her ankles. A Jury has found a Southern Downs man guilty of indecently touching a toddler while she slept. The man was sentenced to eight months jail, to serve four, after a young mother discovered him in bed with her 21-month-old daughter, while the child’s nappy was…

Church of England welcomes first openly gay bishop

A British bishop has become the first in the Church of England — the mother church of the worldwide Anglican faith — to announce he is homosexual, in an interview published Saturday. Nicholas Chamberlain, the Bishop of Grantham in central England, told the Guardian newspaper he was in a long-term relationship with his male partner, after a Sunday paper reportedly said it was about to…

Man Speeds Through Rush Hour Traffic Riding an Ostrich

That’s one way to beat the traffic. An unidentified man in Kazakhstan took fellow commuters by surprise as he was caught on dashcam sprinting through traffic atop an ostrich, Anna Kooiman and Jackie Ibanez reported on Fox and Friends First. The video, posted to YouTube, shows the man and ostrich racing up the shoulder of a highway before a merge, passing car after car. Suddenly,…

Japanese fisherman uses karate skills to fight off a bear

A Japanese fisherman called upon his martial arts skills after being attacked by a large bear near a local river. According to The Straits Times, the 6-foot tall Asian black bear approached the man as he was fishing near the Jizo River on Thursday afternoon. “At first glance it seemed like something was there, and it was a bear with an imposing stance. It came…

Satan used children against me – Pastor found with 13 girls in sex harem

On a normal day, 36-year-old Chukwuemeka Nwocha, the General Overseer of Tongue of Fire Restoration Ministry located in Igbosere, Lagos, is a ‘man of God’ that his congregation, both young and old, called “Daddy”. But on Friday, as he was being paraded before journalists at the Lagos State Police Command Headquarters in Ikeja, he was no longer a “spiritual daddy” but a suspect who harboured…

Mark Zuckerberg sets social media abuzz after eating with bare hands

Facebook founder. Mark Zuckerberg, who is the sixth richest person in the world with an estimated $54.2 billion fortune, on Thursday set the social media agog, after eating with bare hands in Kenya. Mark Zuckerberg, eating with bare hands during a meeting with Kenya ‘s cabinet secretary in charge of information and communication. Zuckerberg landed in Nairobi on Thursday after his trip to Lagos, Nigeria….

Man dies while trying to burn wife alive at refugee home

A man in a refugee shelter died on Thursday while trying to set his wife on fire, leaving the woman seriously injured and part of the building ablaze, police said. The 45-year-old man, whose nationality was not given, was previously known to police, said authorities in Rüdesheim on the Rhine river in the central state of Hesse. The woman, who had previously separated from her…

Missing teen Brittanee Drexel ‘was gang-raped, shot, and fed to alligators’

A teenage girl from New York who disappeared seven years ago while on Spring Break in Myrtle Beach may have been gang-raped, killed, and fed to alligators, new information reveals. Brittanee Marie Drexel, then 17, traveled to Myrtle Beach from Rochester in 2009 with some friends without telling her parents and disappeared without a trace after leaving her friend’s hotel on April 25. In June,…

5-year-old girl becomes youngest fatality of Philippines govt’s ‘war on drugs’

A five-year-old girl has become the youngest victim of tough-talking Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s “war on drugs” that has left more than 1900 people dead in seven weeks. Danica May died from a gunshot wound to the head after unidentified gunmen opened fire on her family as they sat down to lunch in their home in Dagupan, a city of 170,000 north of Manila. The…

Bolivian deputy interior minister beaten to death by striking miners

A Bolivian government minister has been beaten to death by striking mineworkers after being kidnapped, the government said. Rodolf Illanes, deputy interior minister, had gone to talk to protesting workers on Thursday in Panduro, around 160km (100 miles) from the capital, La Paz, but was intercepted and kidnapped. “At this present time, all the indications are that our deputy minister Rodolfo Illanes has been brutally…

Indian man swallows 40 knives, blames ‘spiritual powers’

An Indian policeman who spent two months swallowing knives and had 40 of them surgically removed said “spiritual powers” made him do it. The father of two underwent a successful five-hour operation to remove the knives from his stomach in the northern city of Amritsar, after complaining to doctors of severe abdomen pain. “I don’t know why I did it but there was some spiritual…

Two girls die after circumcision in Sierra Leone, Guinea

Freetown – A teenage girl died after undergoing a botched female circumcision in Sierra Leone, police said on Thursday, just days after the death of a 10-year-old girl in Guinea. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is widespread in the neighbouring West African countries, with about 90% of women in both countries undergoing circumcision. Teenager Fatmata Turay died after she was circumcised in an initiation ceremony in…

Pakistani girl, parents drown in latest selfie deaths

Pakistan: An 11-year-old girl drowned on Tuesday (Aug 16) after falling into a river in northern Pakistan while attempting to take a selfie and her parents also died trying to save her, officials said. The drownings occurred in the Kunhar river that flows through Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, at a hilly tourist spot in Beesian village, some 200 kilometres (120 miles) north of Islamabad. The deep,…